Q: Can something still be done if my injury was a few months ago (maybe 5 months ago)?
I fell off some stairs at my second job back in June 2022 and I never got paid for the days I worked and was told by employer that since my injury was my fault they were not going to pay for my medical bills nor my missed wages. I kept getting the run around and wasn’t able to get treatment until 2 weeks later I ended up with blood clots and wasn’t able to get anything resolved as I have to finish my treatments for the clots. Unfortunately I had to stop working for this company as me and my family got covid shortly after and had other personal reasons which my former employer was made aware, I haven’t heard back from either workers comp or my former employer since July 2022. I don’t have the same mobility in my knees since my injury and still have pains on/off.
The Arizona workers' compensation system is a "no fault" system. That means that an injured worker is entitled to claim benefits even if the accident was their "fault" (or part their fault). You have one year from the date of injury to file a claim for benefits with the Industrial Commission of Arizona but you shouldn't delay in filing. Here is the link to the ICA web site where you can find the form. They also have other information that you may find helpful.
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